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We are all territories recognized from UNESCO as Global Geoparks due to the international geological heritage importance of our territories, the unique communities engagement and the bottom- up approach strategies adopted for sustainable development.

GEOfood is not just an other local food brand

The GEOfood initiative, lead by Magma UNESCO Global Geopark since 2013 , has its route within the values of UNESCO Global Geoparks.

Global Geoparks mission is based on local communities engagement and sustainable development actions in education, businnes and research, GEOfood mission is also focused on supporting local enterprises, educate Geopark´s visitors and inhabitants and to run researches for developing innovative tools for sustainable development 

GEOfood has been thought as one of the  possible Geopark´s  answers for comply with the worldwide agricultural challenges detected by United Nation within the Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) and specifically from FAO (Food Agricultural Organization Agency of the United Nations).  

The adoption of the GEOfood brand within the UNESCO Geoparks could in fact support the achievement of several UNSDG’S targets detected within the Sustainable Development AGENDA, specially the targets related with “Climate change” adaptation, “Education” and  “Hunger”.

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The GEOfood certified “quality “derives not from any chemical composition but it is build up thought the stories, traditions, heritage of the local communities crossed with the  geological peculiarity  of each Geopark areas, it aims at empowering local communities in increasing the awarness of the importance of local resources both biotic and abiotic, strongly emphasizing the strong connection and intercorrelation between biodiversity and geodiversity. 

The ​GEOfood is an innovative way to connect all targets of the population with the geological history and research running in the territory, in fact food is an international language that anyone can understand: through the food we like to connect people with soil, nature and strengthen the food education towards km zero food and responsible use of the resources. 

We are writing the Geopark´s geological story though local food and traditions around the World,  do you want to be part of the journey?

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